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Press Release
October 11, 2007
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Autumn Leaves Provide Tricks But No Treats for Metro-North

When fall leaves fall, they create "slip-slide" conditions that can result in service delays and damage to train wheels.

MTA Metro-North Railroad will use several techniques this season that should help combat "slip-slide," which is caused by a slimy, slippery residue left on the rails when fallen leaves are crushed by the train wheels. This goo gets even more slippery when it rains and can hinder a train's ability to speed up or slow down as its wheels skid along the rails.

Press Release
October 3, 2007
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It's a House Party - Harmon Style!

Looking for a great event for the kids and grown ups too? On Saturday, October 20th, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., bring family and friends to the biggest and most festive Fall occasion around, Metro-North Railroad's Harmon Open House.

Tour the railroad's largest maintenance facility, take a fall foliage train ride, and watch Metro-North workers show off their mechanical and technical abilities during an ongoing series of informative demonstrations. It's all fun, and it's all for free!

Press Release
September 24, 2007
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Leaks and Lights Get Attention in Infrastructure Deal Between Metro-North Railroad and New York City

Pedestrian safety on Park Avenue will improve with the installation of Walk/Don't Walk signals and pedestrian ramps for wheelchairs from 46th to 56th streets under a new infrastructure improvement agreement announced today by the New York City Department of Transportation and MTA Metro-North Railroad.

The agreement also calls for rehabilitation of the elevated section of Park Avenue that encircles Grand Central Terminal and the streets and sidewalks around the Terminal to reduce the amount of water leaking into the terminal, which is operated by Metro-North.

Press Release
September 24, 2007
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Cortlandt Station Parking, Intermodal and Access Improvements Announced

In a move designed to benefit commuters from the Town of Cortlandt and surrounding communities, MTA Metro-North Railroad will design and build additional parking at the Cortlandt Station and create a new access road on the west side of the station off Route 9A (Albany Post Road).

The Cortlandt Station opened in 1996, when two tiny stations, Crugers and Montrose, were closed. It is one of Metro-North's fastest growing stations with about 900 people boarding trains there each weekday. Ridership is expected to nearly double in the next 20 years.

Press Release
September 24, 2007
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Service Improvements Highlight MTA Metro-North's October Schedule Change

Beginning Sunday, October 7 the Hudson, Harlem and New Haven Lines will provide more express service, better weekend and off peak service, additional midday service and Shoppers' Specials for the holiday period. New timetables are available now.

Hudson Line

The weekend 9:33 p.m. departure from Poughkeepsie, which requires a change of trains at Croton-Harmon, will operate as a through train to Grand Central, making a six-minute faster ride to Manhattan.

Harlem Line

Press Release
September 18, 2007
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Hastings Station Gets New Cafe

Hastings Station, a century old, classical brick building, is being leased to long-time Rivertowns resident, Avi Schwartz, who plans to open a cafe.

The waiting room, with its oak benches and wainscoting, iron chandelier and marble baseboards will remain open to the public under the terms of the 10-year lease.

Press Release
September 10, 2007
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A Great Weekend for People with Great Taste: Metro-North's Cheese, Wine and Art Adventure

City slickers can experience a bucolic blast with Metro-North's One Day Getaway available three weekends, Saturdays and Sundays from September 15 through September 30.

Take a Metro-North train through the picturesque Hudson River Valley to the Poughkeepsie train station where you're met by the Dutchess County Farm Fresh Link Shuttle.

First stop is Sprout Creek Farm for artisanal cheese-making by graduates of the Culinary Institute of America. And it's yours to sample and enjoy at their outdoor picnic, complete with local seasonal fare from area farms.

Press Release
September 10, 2007
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Track Work Means Weekday Off-Peak Busing On Port Jervis Line

To accommodate necessary track work, buses will replace four weekday off-peak trains at the Port Jervis Station from Monday, September 17, 2007 to Friday, October 12, 2007.

Customers for the 11:31 a.m. and 1:28 p.m. departures from Port Jervis will be taken by bus to the next stop, Otisville, where they will get on a southbound train.

Northbound trains departing Hoboken at 8:25 a.m. and 9:47 a.m. and Secaucus Junction at 8:35 a.m. and 9:57 a.m. will terminate at Otisville. Customers can transfer to buses at Otisville for the 14-mile trip to the Port Jervis Station.

Press Release
July 26, 2007
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MTA Metro-North Railroad Announces Service Initiatives for 2008

MTA Metro-North Railroad, with its ridership on target to set a new record of 79.5 million rides in 2007, is seeking new ways to improve service for its diverse and growing customer base.

Press Release
July 24, 2007
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For Better Train Service, Buses Take Over as Historic Moodna Viaduct gets Fixed for the Future

One of the engineering marvels in local railroading is the 3,201 foot-long, riveted, open deck girder bridge known as the Moodna Viaduct. First opened for rail traffic in 1909, this viaduct carries one track across Moodna Creek, Route 94 and Otterkill Road. This amazing structure is located next to the Salisbury Mills Station in Orange County and serves Metro-North's Port Jervis Line.

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